JUSTIFIED BEATING? You may have heard about this.. Texas Judge takes leave of absence after 7 year old beating video surfaces....

  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 03, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    A 7 year old video of a Texas judge went viral on Youtube. It is of him whipping his then 16 year old daughter. I understand it was about some
    "stealing episode". The judge presides over family issues and has taken a 2 week leave of absence. No reason given as to why the daughter, now 23 decided to put this on Youtube.

    So, with a lack of complete facts, is this justified.... or not?

    Personally, I find it all disturbing... his beating and the verbal commentary.
    I didn't like the mother's comments either, but I realize we, again, don't have all the facts.


  • commoncoll

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    Nov 03, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    He is doing it in anger. It is just cruel. It no longer becomes discipline, rather just a way to abuse her. I am not against physical discipline, but it definitely didn't need to be to this extent. He should have been calmer, no cursing.

    She was 16. She could have been reasoned with.

    On the other hand, the video is private family matter and shouldn't be available for public scrutiny.

    Also, she should be glad he did it over clothes.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 03, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    commoncoll said

    She was 16. She could have been reasoned with.


    Absolutely, she's 16 years old, not 9. I think there were alot better ways to have delt with any sort of issue than "beat her into submission".
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    Nov 03, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    I don't really approve of putting up parents' disciplinary standards for public scrutiny. It gets murky and becomes a political hot potato when it should be a private matter.
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    Nov 03, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    The parents are sick.

    Doesn't surprise me that he's a judge. I've known a few (when I was a TV news reporter and occasionally covered the courts). Most of them were sick, controlling jerks.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 03, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    Larkin_PLR saidI don't really approve of putting up parents' disciplinary standards for public scrutiny. It gets murky and becomes a political hot potato when it should be a private matter.



    I only agree with the above statement in so far as "making judgements based on limited facts". Regardless of what transpired in that household,
    I fail to see why this is a justified outcome.
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    Nov 03, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    This video makes me sick to my stomach. My dad was like that. I'll be damned before anyone touches me like that again.

    Poor girl =/
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 03, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    I read a CNN story on this and they reported that the girl here has Cerebral palsy, so she apparently has some degree of physical handicap.
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    Nov 03, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI read a CNN story on this and they reported that the girl here has Cerebral palsy, so she apparently has some degree of physical handicap.
    And she was downloading music..

    either way, its abuse cut and dried.. had he slapped her maybe but the continual and repeated beating? No fucking way.. Had I been there HE would have been at the end of that belt.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 03, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    Apparently he also abused his wife, who has since left him.
    This video is sickening... how is he still a judge... dealing with children, no less?
    I'm glad he was exposed. What a piece of shit.


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    Nov 03, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    I'm glad when things like this are exposed.

    If the girl has CP, and if the beating was indeed about downloading music. . . that makes it even sicker.





  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 03, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI'm glad when things like this are exposed.

    If the girl has CP, and if the beating was indeed about downloading music. . . that makes it even sicker.







    I notice the daughter is going to be on the "Today Show" to discuss what happened.
  • Menergy_1

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    Nov 03, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    Ah, another "loving" hetero family -- "Think of the children" -- yeah, please do!